ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V43.65

Joint replaced knee

Diagnosis Code V43.65

ICD-9: V43.65
Short Description: Joint replaced knee
Long Description: Knee joint replacement
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V43.65

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V43 Organ or tissue replaced by other means

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Artificial knee joint present
  • History of total knee arthroplasty
  • Infection of total knee joint prosthesis
  • Infection of unicondylar knee joint prosthesis
  • Loosening of unicondylar knee replacement

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V43.65 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Knee Replacement

Also called: Knee arthroplasty

Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have knee pain and medicine and other treatments are not helping you anymore.

When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots, and, rarely, infections. After a knee replacement, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.

  • Deciding to have knee or hip replacement
  • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery
  • Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor
  • Knee joint replacement
  • Knee joint replacement - discharge
  • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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